Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:02
Become a professional member and benefit from our latest news, policy development and share good practice through training and development work.
‘The information booklets you produce have proved invaluable to both staff and carers – setting out in plan languages to the nuances of the legal framework.'
CALLING ALL PROFESSIONALS
Are you a Professional who could benefit from the latest news and policy development on all issues concerning grandparenting as well as the opportunity to share good practice through training and development work?
• Our publications and factsheets can be purchase at reduced rates to give to grandparents with whom you work
• Our research and policy papers are well respected in the field as they open the door to the concerns and needs of grandparents and their extended families, facing up to challenging family situations
• Our monthly ezine will keep you and your colleagues in touch with key issues and developments as we work to inform and influence local and national policy makers
• The stories and experiences that grandparents tell us will reassure and support other grandparents – illustrating that they are not alone
As part of our work supporting grandparents providing informal childcare for their grandchildren, we are awarding Hub Status to Children’s Centres who have been particularly successful in supporting childcaring grandparents.
This section will provide news on their activities, what grandparents say about their services, what forms of outreach worked and what didn’t, plus a lot more. More
Grandparents’ Association Professional Membership is open to lawyers and those working in social care. See below
EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS
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NEW ON SITE
Where can you go for more help and support - Our site gives practical and up to date support for the families you work with.
We have useful and supportive material:
• For kinship carers
• For those who have lost contact with their grandchildren
• For Grandparents seeking to know more about their rights
• For those seeking information on welfare benefits and other financial sources of income
• For grandparenting providing childcare
• For grandparents celebrating grandparenting
Grandparents’ Association Professional Membership is open to lawyers and those working in social care.
Can you meet the increasing need for advice and help for grandparents who are seeking contact or care of their grandchildren every day? The Grandparents’ Association has forged excellent relationships with those in the law. Our President Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE has been a great support for The Grandparents’ Association along with our vice presidents, Lord Christopher Northbourne and Lady Barbara Lowry QC.
Joining our Lawyers' List will give you:
• An online listing on our Lawyers' List can also include the other services that you provide
• Opportunity to submit articles to our law corner
• A full set of our factsheets covering many issues faced by our grandparents
• A regular quarterly magazine
• Two free places at our Annual Conference
• Opportunities to purchase publications at reduced members prices
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For social care professionals
Legislation including Every Child Matters, Care Matters and the Children and Adoption Act requires local authorities to provide information and support to family and friends carers and special guardians. Grandparent’ Association offers your organisation this opportunity to become a Social Care member.
• Refer family and friends carers to our unique telephone advice line
• A free copy of all our publications
• Two FREE places at our special annual conference and reduced rate at our conferences principally organised for professionals.
• A means to consult your service users and compare your services as part of Best value and inspections.
• We offer independent advice and support especially where there may be a conflict with family members
• Access to our welfare benefits advice line
• Refer family and friends carers and special guardians to our support groups. (Where available)
• Refer family and friends carers to our independent legal services.
• We can help you in the setting up of support groups including training for staff and carers and support with funding applications.
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Link to our Publications
Link to our useful Factsheets
HEAR OUR STORIES AND WATCH OUR VIDEOS
||SOCIAL CARE: Listen to Sally and Jenny who are both social workers tell us why the Grandparents' Association can offer your organisation to become a social care member and provide information and support to family and friends carers, kinship carers, and special guardians and kinship foster carers
||LAWYERS: Listen to Stephen from Hartnell C Chanot solicitors tell you about our exclusive family lawyers list helping those grandparents' with issues ranging from residence orders to special guardianships and also assisting those denied contact.
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